US Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Roosevelt visits Estonia

According to information published by the US DoD on January 20, 2023, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia, for a scheduled port visit.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Roosevelt. (Picture source: US DoD)

While in port, Roosevelt will host Montana Senator Steve Daines, his Deputy Chief of Staff Darin Thacker and U.S. Charge d'Affaire Gabrielle Cowan, for tours onboard.

In addition, Roosevelt will host a luncheon for Commander of the Estonian Navy Commodore Jüri Saska, his personnel and Estonian Chief of Navy Erki Piirfeldt.

Prior to this port visit, Roosevelt visited Rostock, Germany. This was the ship’s second time in Germany during her FDNF-E tour – they last pulled in to Eckernforde in June 2021 following Exercise Baltic Operations 50 (BALTOPS). This port visit in Tallinn will be Roosevelt’s first time in Estonia.

About the USS Roosevelt

The USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. It was commissioned in 2001 and is currently in active service.

The USS Roosevelt is a multi-mission guided missile destroyer equipped with the AEGIS combat system, which is a command and control system used to track and engage multiple airborne, surface, and subsurface targets simultaneously.

The ship's primary armament includes 90-cell Mk-41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) which can launch various missiles such as the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), the RIM-174 Standard ERAM, and the Tomahawk cruise missile. The ship also has a 5-inch (127mm) gun, two Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS), and two Mk-32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tubes (SVTT).

The USS Roosevelt also has a helicopter landing deck, which can accommodate one helicopter such as the SH-60 Seahawk for anti-submarine warfare and search and rescue operations. The ship's propulsion system includes four gas turbine engines that allow it to reach speeds of over 30 knots (56 km/h).